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Thanks for your insight. Sorry yours was a PITA

I have a Geico slide, so easy a caveman invented it.

No cables, just 2 small rollers and a single center motor with a gear/track setup.

The crown moulding comes in/out with the slide. This is probably a cheaper setup for sure.

 

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13 minutes ago, JDCrow said:

Thanks for your insight. Sorry yours was a PITA

I have a Geico slide, so easy a caveman invented it.

No cables, just 2 small rollers and a single center motor with a gear/track setup.

The crown moulding comes in/out with the slide. This is probably a cheaper setup for sure.

 

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Your pictures are great. All I can say is this. I was warned by P. J. McCants, who was one of our go to tech guys in Elkhart to "CHECK" before you installed any plates and I have given Chris this feed back. I have three sets of custom plates that Chris made up for me and I did all the work and Chris' products are top quality.

What WAS not clear and I failed to take that into account, was that there was no adjustment on my wardrobe slide. It has plastic, NON ADJUSTABLE, rollers and yours looks like it might be the same....no adjustment....just lock it down....

So whatever piece of the wall or a slide frame  that is above the top of the slide MUST have adequate clearance and not rub or bind AFTER you install the plates. I always have a little noise or creaking with all my slides. But, it was MY fault that I did not pick up the "pop" or the excessive noise of the slide extending and the top of the slide hitting the crown molding. I DID figure that out, later, but did not have sufficient tools or such to correct it in the field. I made it better and lubed it....but the damage to the one cable was already done.

In your case, I would carefully verify that the top of the slide, assuming from your pictures, that there is NO adjustment on the bottom two rollers, that there will not be a clearance or tolerance issue....  Now, IF the bracket is adjustable and you can "lower" the bracket or the rollers, then you have options. Mine DID NOT....and it took a LOT of "work" to get it half way usable. But, I think that the stress of the initial retractions and extensions damaged one cable and then that had to be fixed.

Since yours appears to be a direct motor drive, then the gearing or transfer box or such "could" be damaged. A little looking and checking ahead of time might prevent you from inadvertently doing some damage to the gears or such...

I say this without any disrespect to your skill set. Quite the contrary, your approach and work, as a "newbie" is unbelievable and we all learn...

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LOL, no skill set at all, so no offense. I’m a learn as you go type.

My Grandfather grew up poor, as did we. It was instilled in me very early to take care of, and fix my own stuff. He taught me how to take stuff apart, analyze issues and repair what I could. He would tell me stuff started out in pieces, and was put together by someone before, so it can be done again. 
 

He was amazing, I wish I had his electrical knowledge though. He was a tube man. He built his own Ham Radios and we’d spend evenings talking all over the world. 
 

My biggest problem is time. I’m not afraid to tear anything apart, it’s the time to put it back together, fixed, that ends up biting me. I have projects all over the place. 
 

Again, thanks for chiming in. I appreciate extra eyes on my work, especially those who know more than me. This is new territory for me. 

And my rollers do adjust a little. I have them cranked up. The factory had zero lag bolts in the bottom of the left roller. I had the shim it up to get the slide to come in even. That’s the side the Filon is cracked on. 
 

I will double check clearance when installing the plates. After we dropped the Bed 6”, it’s pretty easy to acres the rollers as we couldn’t put the false bottoms back in.

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TRW box and pitman arm are in the mail. Well UPS. 
 

I am going to sub out next week the Monaco Watts, cross bars, shocks, and TRW to a shop that has done some work for me in the past. I need to jump on irrigation and getting our property rolling for work. 
 

I’ll get some pics of those items, and current ones I’m doing after work. 
 

 

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Started in on the rear AC as the sun was out. After looking at it 100 different ways, I tried to shim up the “lowest” of the low spot. There doesn’t appear to be any framing around the AC in the rear that spans to the sides. The back square tube stops. 
 

Does not look like much of any water has gotten in over the years. Old gasket is a PITA for sure 

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On a high note, just got to work and I’m knee deep in steer axle rubber and keeping between the lines will be easier 

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After advice about the absorb refer, I started down the rabbit hole of a Residential fridge. We love ours in our 5vr, however the task of getting one in the door of the Dip looked crazy. 
 

Found JC Refrigeration. They make kits to update Norcold/Dometic.

I figured it upgrade to a straight 12V package for our current Norcold 1200, but opened up the back of my fridge, and PO had a JC update done to this fridge. While it’s still LP/AC, I will sleep better knowing that it’s a solidly built system. I will still be upgrading to the 12V package, the lower  power consumption is alone is well worth it. But I have some time now, and funds to dedicated elsewhere.

 

 

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Rear AC gasket done. New covers both AC.

Front AC gasket will have to wait till I have more time. Off to the shop for Suspension mods after I get the hoses buttoned on the new surge tank. sensor for it came in today. C769C1B0-D254-42CA-A75A-4D36FAF03B69.thumb.jpeg.8d52c845e13319db616f0aca65188350.jpeg

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